When parents venture out with "new babies", people, (who often genuinely love babies, will "pay attention",I believe MOST people love babies., people sometimes behave horribly to their fellow man, but "how can one NOT love a baby."
Not that their is any comparison, but people generally "oooh and arhhhh" over puppies., babies!!!!! "HOW can one not do otherwise.
Newborns "on display, evoke attention".
Make no mistake Anthony is the child of both of you, he is a "love child in every sense of the word"., go along, be humble,be polite, it's "YOUR life story, NO ONE else., you both have much to be proud of.
Their inquisitiveness(remember we are talking of the "usual busybodies, (Nosey parkers, Brit, expression), is then directed at
Mum and Dad, to see WHO the baby looks like, life is often a soap opera, I do not watch soap operas, can not say I never have , but now do not.,(thats honesty).
L.A. can often seem like a soap opera.
Anthony is the child of you both, in my opinion he looks like a child who could have been conceived by you two, , he is a beautiful baby, which goes along with my latter opinion.
I am not alone in this opinion, as voiced by others.
I have always been a very lucky fellow, more so, from having Five incredibly wonderful children, and Seven incredibly wonderful Grandchildren
As time goes on, and "reality" sets in, i.e. you ARE MUM and DAD, a comfort level will evolve, and you will Know this is the way it is, and NOT have to apologise to any one, , NO one will be able to do it better., because when it comes to "mum and dad", you were so well equipped, hopefully, because YOUR mums and dads "paved the way".
Anthony is a very lucky baby, as are his parents.
I love the word "galavanting," my mum used it all the time, must have passed it on, also the fact that Anthony and I share the same birthdate, (365 to 1), a very good date to be born.
Robbies Dad,aka , Anthony's Granddad.